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Lawrence County

•Accident. Michael Stephen Lasure, 24, of 102 Andrews Trace was westbound on Darlington Road in New Beaver Borough at 2:45 a.m. Saturday when he lost control of his 1991 Toyota pickup. The vehicle went off the road, over an embankment and came to rest on its roof in a creek. Stephen, who suffered minor injuries for which he was treated at Ellwood City Hospital, was arrested and charged with DUI before District Judge Jerry G. Cartwright. Two passengers in Lasure’s vehicle — 22-year-old Samuel Dennis Grauso of New Castle and 25-year-old Nathan Wayne Wylie of Enon Valley — also suffered minor injuries, police said, and were treated at Ellwood City Hospital.

•Accident. Michael D. Robinson Jr., 45, of New Wilmington was traveling on Gerber Road in Wilmington Township at 11:10 p.m. Saturday when he lost control of his 2008 GMC Sierra on a snow-covered surface. The truck left the south side of the road and struck a tree. Police said Robinson left the scene and was located at his home. He was cited for driving at an unsafe speed. The Volant volunteer fire department assisted.

•Criminal mischief. Someone vandalized the vehicle of a Beaver man on three occasions as it was parked in the lot of Mohawk High School between 8 a.m. Sept. 16 and 4 p.m. Dec. 12.

•DUI. Eric D’Avignon, 21, of Youngstown was stopped at 8:50 a.m. Sunday for an equipment violation on Mitchell Road at the Interstate 376 eastbound ramp in Neshannock Township. Police said D’Avignon was under the influence of narcotics, and he was taken into custody. His vehicle was removed by McConnell’s Towing. D’Avignon was charged with one count of DUI/controlled substance before District Judge Scott A. McGrath.

•Accident. A 17-year-old Wampum male was westbound on Route 168 in North Beaver Township at 1:13 p.m. Saturday when he lost control of his 1997 Saturn and struck a tree. The driver was not injured, nor was any of the four passengers. They included a 15-year-old New Brighton girl and a 16-year Wampum boy as well as 19-year-old Angel Savage and 19-year-old Michael Savage, both of Wampum. The road was closed briefly as the vehicle was being removed from the scene by Del’s Towing.

•Bad checks. Police said Ellwood City residents Adam Cornelius of Treece Avenue and Natasha Marie Houk of Raymond Street issued checks from closed accounts at 4 p.m. Saturday to Tony’s Distributing of 125 College St., Ellwood City. The two were charged before District Judge Jerry G. Cartwright.

•Criminal mischief. Someone smashed the front window of Vogel’s Service on Route 551 in Little Beaver Township between 9 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday.

•Accident. Nicolas V. Chifolo, 20, of Boardman was westbound on Route 224 in Mahoning Township at 11:20 a.m. Saturday when he lost control of his 2007 Mazda, hitting a guardrail and a tree. Chifolo suffered minor injury, police said, and was taken by Medevac Ambulance to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown. He was cited for driving at an unsafe speed.

•Burglary. Someone entered the home of a McMurray Lane, North Beaver Township, resident between 12:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Jan. 8 and removed items worth $1,289.03.

•Theft. Someone removed two red, steel wagon wheels worth $200 from the home of a Glenkirk Road, New Beaver Borough, resident between 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. Anyone with information on the theft is asked to call state police at (724) 598-2211.

•Accident. Jeffrey T. Baker,  18, of New Castle was northbound on Route 168 in Hickory Township at 11 a.m. Saturday when he lost control of his 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier while rounding a curve on the snow-covered road. His vehicle struck a mailbox and a fire hydrant, shearing off both. Baker, who was not injured, was cited for driving at an unsafe speed.

•Accident. A 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier was involved in a one-car accident at 8:10 a.m. Friday on Route 351, north of Kerr Road, in Little Beaver Township. Police said the car, operated by a 16-year-old male from Enon Valley, slid out of control while traveling west on Route 351. The Cavalier struck an embankment before its right side hit a utility pole. Neither the driver nor his passenger, also a 16-year-old male from Enon Valley, was injured. The driver will be charged with driving at an unsafe speed.

•Accident. A one-car accident took place at 10:30 a.m. Friday on Old Pittsburgh Road, Wayne Township. Police said Patricia L. Houk, 57, of New Castle was traveling north on Old Pittsburgh Road in a 1997 Buick LeSabre. She lost control of her vehicle on a slush-covered road as her car went around a left curve. Her car went off the right side of the road and hit an embankment. The car then went across the road, where it hit a tree. Houk, who was not injured, was cited for driving at an unsafe speed.

Beaver County

•Public drunkenness. Richard T. Hogue, 25, of Columbiana Road, Bessemer, was observed walking and stumbling into traffic on Route 351 in Big Beaver Borough at 4:20 p.m. Sunday. He was found to be intoxicated, police said, and cited for public drunkenness.

NESHANNOCK

•PFA violation. Police were called at 3:59 p.m. Thursday by a 23-year-old woman who said that James Stewart Jr., 28, of North Mill Street had contacted and harassed her through her Facebook account in violation of a court order that bars him from having any contact with the woman. Police filed a criminal contempt complaint against Stewart.

•Disorderly conduct. A 17-year-old male was cited for using profanity toward employees of Family Dollar at 1702 Wilmington Road and throwing himself against the store windows in an attempt to break them. The incident took place at 4:56 p.m. Thursday.

 SHENANGO

•Accident. Charles Kirkwood, 21, of East Meyer Avenue was westbound on New Butler Road at 12:05 p.m. Saturday when a vehicle on Willowbrook Road failed to heed a stop sign and entered the intersection. Kirkwood swerved off the road and hit a snow pile. His vehicle sustained substantial front end damage, police said, and was towed from the scene.

•Criminal mischief. Someone drove through the lawn of a 48-year-old Muzzy Drive woman between 7 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday. No damage estimate was available. Police said other lawns also were damaged in the area. Anyone with any information is requested to contact Shenango police.

•Criminal mischief. An unknown vehicle struck the mailbox of a 46-year-old Hoover Road man between 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday. Damage is estimated at $200.

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